Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 15th Jun 2010 20:37 UTC, submitted by E Herchemals
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris It seems that the previous news about Mandriva SA being for sale have been more than simple rumors. Frederic Cuif* (incorrectly unaccented due to limitations in our CMS), active member of the French-speaking Mandriva User Group has summed up the various outcomes and proposed projects he found after contacting several key members of the company in order to gather information. The result of his investigation can be found on his blog, along with a detailed analysis of the Mandriva business model and the proposed outcomes, from a renewed interest in the distribution and the community from Linagora, potential buyer, to what could be the end of the Mandriva adventure if nothing is done. (Thanks to everybody who submitted this)
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Sad fate
by spiderman on Wed 16th Jun 2010 08:25 UTC
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Mandriva has made huge profits over more than a decade. I'm not talking about financial profit, but about fun and productivity profit. Since it forked Red Hat, the profit for the desktop Linux has been HUGE. Mandriva has been leading the way and showing the path for a very long time now. No other distro has made so much profit for Linux on the desktop. Sadly, this has never translated into financial profit.

Now if Mandriva would cease to exist, we may loose much more than an excellent distro (perhaps the best for the desktop).
Indeed, Mandriva is much more than a distro. They also contribute a lot in upstream projects like Linux and KDE. If Mandriva stops contributing, all distros will loose.

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